Shelby Jo Long-hammond
Meeting with students at Chief Dullknife Community College in Lame Deer this spring, debate instructor Shelby Jo Long-Hammond hoped to lead a spirited discussion on the pros and cons of mining on the reservation.
Shelby Jo Long-Hammond discusses the debate program she is developing at Rocky Mountain College.
40 Under 40: Shelby Jo Long-Hammond, director of forensics, assistant professor, Communication Studies, Rocky Mountain College
Sometimes prospective students who contact Shelby Jo Long Hammond are surprised to learn that her specialty at Rocky Mountain College is speech and debate, not DNA samples and fingerprints.
Shelby Jo Long-Hammond, center, recently took members of the Rocky Mountain College debate team, including Anne Ayre, left, and Toryn Rogers, to Slovenia, where they competed in an international debate tournament.
Although members of the Rocky Mountain College debate team traveled to Slovenia in November for a debate camp, there was no time for sightseeing.
Back from a summer in Sarajevo, Shelby Jo Long-Hammond still wakes up in the middle of the night with "Sniper Alley" on her mind.